Wednesday, July 20, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk - G97: Astros v. Nationals

Chalk it up! Happ get his 4th win of the season with a 7-6 Astros win over Washington.

*Happ threw 5.2IP, 7H/5ER, 3K:4BB, 2HR, yet still recorded the win. It's the fourth straight game in which Happ has allowed 5ER with 3+ walks and at least one homer allowed.

*It's the first win for Happ since May 14, and also the first game Happ has pitched in since May 14 that the Astros have won, bringing their record to 4-15 in his starts, and 5-20 since the beginning of September 2010.

*David Carpenter finally allowed an earned run, bringing his scoreless streak to an end at 4.1IP and five appearances.

*The Astros walked five batters in the win - the most walks the Astros have issued in a win since June 22 (5BB vs. Tex, 5-3 win).

*With 11 hits, it's the third time in the last four games the Astros have had double-digit hits (2-2). All of those hits came courtesy of five players.

*Michael Bourn was 3x5 with 3RBI, giving him a five-game hit streak, and the same number of RBIs as he had from June 22 through July 18.

*Carlos Lee, Chris Johnson, Clint Barmes, and Humberto Quintero had two hits each on the night. Your top four in the lineup (Bourn, Sanchez, Wallace, Pence) were 3x18 (all hits from Bourn), while your 5-8 went 8x15.

*Five of the Astros runs came with two outs (two from Barmes and three from Bourn), as the Astros went 4x8 w/RISP.

*Man of the Match: Michael Bourn

*Goat of the Game: Going with Mark Melancon who, even though he hit Mike Morse and walked Jayson Werth, got Wilson Ramos to strike out to end the game and preserve a win.